Community Reinvestment Survey

Recently, The Fair Housing Center received funding as part of a lawsuit settlement. The lawsuit alleged that, in the aftermath of the foreclosure crisis, Fannie Mae failed to maintain properties it owned in neighborhoods of color as compared to predominantly white neighborhoods. Properties were often left vacant, unsecured, and neglected in neighborhoods of color. The…

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The Fair Housing Center and Other Fair Housing Groups Reach Historic Settlement with Fannie Mae Focused on Rebuilding Communities of Color

The Fair Housing Center, along with the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) and 19 other local fair housing organizations throughout the country, reached a landmark $53 million agreement with Fannie Mae (formally known as the Federal National Mortgage Association) to resolve a case arising from allegations that Fannie Mae treated foreclosed homes in communities of…

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Family with new home

KeyBank, NeighborWorks and The Fair Housing Center collaborate to expand access to home loans for single-family properties throughout Toledo

KeyBank, NeighborWorks Toledo Region and The Fair Housing Center are partnering to make financing single-family homes easier and more affordable for low- to moderate-income individuals and families throughout the city of Toledo. The program, which is funded by a $3 million investment from KeyBank and administered by NeighborWorks, will provide an estimated 60 first mortgage…

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Settlement to Improve Accessibility at Senior Housing Community

A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit filed by The Fair Housing Center, The Ability Center, and Brooklynn Park resident Jenny Tillman that requires defendants to complete extensive accessibility modifications for Brooklynn Park and pay $400,000 in damages to cover fees, litigation costs, and compensation for the nonprofit organizations’ diversion of resources and frustration…

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City of Toledo Affirms its Commitment to Fair Housing and Preserves Core Civil Rights Protections Gutted by HUD

The City of Toledo recently passed legislation to uphold its commitment to housing equity and preserve fundamental civil rights protections. An ordinance drafted by The Fair Housing Center was introduced by Councilmembers Gadus, Komives, and Melden in response to new Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) regulations issued by HUD that will effectively gut a key…

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